JACKSON TOWNSHIP — DEMCHAK – John, 88, Jackson Township, passed away peacefully Feb. 1, 2014, at home. Born Aug. 4, 1925, in St. Michael, son of the late John Demchak and Anastasia (Krul) Demchak- Skeskow. He is preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Jacob Skeskow; sister, Ann Nedrich and Mary Byndas; and brother, Michael Demchak. He is survived by his wife, Mary (Hancharick) Demchak, whom he was married to for 64 years; these children: Paula (William) Shoemaker; John (Rita) Demchak; Robert Demchak; Thomas Demchak; MaryAnn Demchak; James (Janice) Demchak; and Janice (Jack) Bernat; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Helen Branick; and numerous nieces and nephews. John was a member of St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church, Mundys Corner, and the Knights of Columbus. He retired as a foreman for Bethlehem Mines 33, where he suffered severe injuries in a mining accident, which he overcame to enjoy a very long full retirement. John was a former member of UMWA. A World War II veteran, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1943 to 1946 and achieved the rank of corporal. He served in the Island Command 3rd Amphibious Division in the Asiatic Pacific area and saw action in Tinian, Marianas Island. He enjoyed membership in the Marine Corps League and Devil Dogs. A lifetime member and treasurer for 40 years for the Jackson Township Community Rod & Gun Club. John was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing and woodworking, especially Adirondack chairs, and spending time with his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc., Nanty Glo, where a vigil prayer service will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John Vianney Church, the Very Rev. Andrew Stanko, VF, celebrant. Committal, St. Mary’s Cemetery. Graveside military rites by Conemaugh Valley Detachment, 287 Marine Corps League Ritual Team. In lieu of flowers, contributions in John’s memory may be made to the Jackson Township Ambulance Association or Conemaugh Regional Hospice.
Harold R. Lloyd
LLOYD – Harold R., 93, Revloc, the last surviving member of his immediate family, went to be with Jesus March 8, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Randy S. Rager
RAGER – Randy S., 65, Johnstown, died March 7, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Thomas Russell Fulcomer
FULCOMER – Thomas Russell “Cup Cake,” 67, Bolivar, passed away March 8, 2014, at Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital.
Burnell J. McConnell
McCONNELL – Burnell J. “Bernie,” 88, Shady Grove, went home to the Lord Sunday, March 9, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.
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FOUST – Robert, 49, Johnstown, passed away March 7, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
HANAK – Joseph, 88, Johnstown, passed away March 6, 2014, at home.
William Henry Hilton
HILTON – William Henry, 68, Johnstown, passed away March 4, 2014.
Gerald C. Lambing
LAMBING – Gerald C., 73, New Florence, went to be with the Lord March 8, 2014, at Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital.
Mary Josephine (Baker) Mayer
MAYER – Mary Josephine “Jo” (Baker), 86, passed away peacefully Jan. 30, 2014, at her daughter’s home in Texas.
Susan Lee (Larimer) Medellin
MEDELLIN – Susan Lee (Larimer), 71, Harrisburg, died March 7, 2014.
Joseph R. Myers
MYERS – Joseph R., Woodbridge, Va., passed away March 1, 2014.
OWENS – Patricia “Patty,” 93, Carrolltown, passed away March 7, 2014, at her home.
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PLATTER – Orvis Ray, 96, died March 7, 2014, at Golden Living Center, Meyersdale.
SKUTCH – George, 89, Portage, passed away March 7, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Martha Lucille Stephanic
STEPHANIC – Martha Lucille “Lucy,” 82, Rochester Mills, passed away peacefully March 7, 2014, at home surrounded by her loving family.
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Albert Lynn Boring
BORING – Albert Lynn, 53, Ebensburg, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Ebensburg Center, Sunset House.
Richard C. Claycomb
CLAYCOMB – Mr. Richard C., 72, Heritage Road, Osterburg, died Thursday, March 6, 2014, at his home.
Shelvy J. Elbertson
ELBERTSON – Shelvy J., 51, Johnstown, passed away March 6, 2014.
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